May 15, 2015

TLDEF Commemorates International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

New York, NY - The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund joins activists around the world in marking Sunday’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, a day to bring attention to the ongoing discrimination and violence that LGBT people face around the world. The global event, which began in 2004, aims to persuade policymakers, thought leaders, and the media to take notice and help create a world where LGBT people are protected and treated equally. It is commemorated in 130 countries, including in places where it is illegal to be openly LGBT.

Statement from TLDEF Executive Director Michael Silverman

“We are proud to join millions around the world in commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. It is vitally important for all of us to stand together and speak out against the inequalities our community faces. TLDEF has spent the last decade working to ensure transgender people are treated equally under the law and with dignity and respect in their daily lives. On this important day, we recommit ourselves to fighting discrimination and elevating the voices of our clients to promote understanding and attain justice.”